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Nigerian Youths motivated by Future Awards 2009

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NaijaFlag_full.gif.jpgIn demonstration of its commitment to support Nigerian youths as well as reward young persons that have excelled exceptionally in their chosen areas of specialization, leading telecoms operator, Zain has thrown its full weight behind this year’s edition of the Future Awards.

Zain’s willingness to team up with organizers of the awards hosted on 18 January, as frontline sponsor, is due to the commitment to recognize and empower young Nigerians at all levels.

The event took place at the Shell Hall of the Muson Centre, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Youth, the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and The Quadrant Company. The Awards is powered by Zain, Virgin Nigeria and Miccom Golf Resorts, with the official media partner as Nigezie.

According to Norman Moyo, Chief Marketing Officer of Zain Nigeria, said the Future Awards provided Zain with an opportunity to identify with the brightest and best young minds as well as reward highflying Nigerian youths.

Moyo said that the awards motivated many young persons in Nigeria to give their best in their chosen fields of specialization.

“The Future Award is a celebration of youth and achievement – it honours young Nigerian achievers between the ages of 18 and 31. At Zain, we are interested in inspiring young Nigerians by showing them others as young as themselves who have managed to conquer the Nigerian environment,” he said.

The Future Awards included, celebrating youth and honour achievement, correcting present destructive stereotypes of the Nigerian youths, national integration and presenting authentic role models for others to emulate.

An interesting fact about the event is that it was completely handled by young people – from the sound to the decoration, the emceeing, the performances, and the directing. Interestingly, the event is conceptualized, packaged and organized by young people under the age of 22.

Reputed as Nigeria’s most respected youth event, The Future Awards’ rigorous and thorough nomination/judging process has been hailed again and again and has produced winners over the past three years who have stood the test of time including Ndidi Nwuneli, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Chimamanda Adichie, 2face Idibia, Gbenga Sesan, amongst others.

The Future Awards is a yearly celebration of young Nigerian achievers.


  1. I want to congratulate the organizers of this motivating,programme
    that has the potential of driving especially the youth of Nigeria to greater patriotism and national achievement.
    Howevwer, as I watched the program I noticed a glaring defect.If this programme is aimed at appraising and honouring Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the particular areas of award, then the programme is one sided because it honoured mostly people from the western part of the country, as if others did not have such calibre of achievers.It will therefore be nice to work more relentlessly to give it a true and fair National Face..
    Furthermore, the singing of the National Anthem was not solemnly rendered.The National Anthem is a symbol .of our being and resolve as a Nation.The lousy way it was done was almost a carricature of
    our country and could make us a laughing stock before the World.
    Nevertheless,I believe that the goodwill that inspired the organizers of this programme can also help them achieve a correction of the above and other possible anomalies in the event,if
    objectively considered.
    Congratulations on your outing as one looks forward to a better Nigerian Future,and God Bless.

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